Going Sketching Now


…going sketching now, will write again soon. Letters of Mary-Russel Ferrell Colton 1909 – 1919

By Susan Olderding

Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton, artist and philanthropist, who, with her husband, Harold Colton, led the creation of the Museum of Northern Arizona in 1928. The above quote is from artist Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton in a letter to her mother in Philadelphia. Colton was among the Eastern born and trained artists who relocated to Arizona in the early 20th century to experience for themselves the surreal colors in the ever-changing panorama of Arizona landscapes, the native peoples, and regional uniqueness.

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